A Brazilian buttock lift is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of the buttocks. In this surgery, the doctor removes excess fat from another body of the body and uses it to lift and contour the buttocks.
You may choose to have a buttock lift if:
You first meet with the plastic surgeon to discuss your expected outcome, desired look, and goals for surgery. In the initial consultation, the doctor will:
To prepare for a Brazilian butt lift, you will need to:
During the Brazilian butt lift surgery, you will be under general anesthesia, so you will have no pain or memory of the procedure. After the surgical areas are cleaned with an anesthetic, the skin and deeper tissues are also numbed with a local anesthetic, which provides postoperative pain relief. Liposuction is used to remove fat from another part of the body (such as thighs or abdomen).
After the tissue is processed in the laboratory, the surgeon can inject or insert it into the buttocks for shaping. Small incisions are made around the buttocks so the surgeon can remove excess skin and pull up the underlying tissues, which are secured with suturing techniques. After all changes are made, drains are placed near incisions, and incisions are closed with sutures.
After your buttock lift, you will bandages and a compression dressing. Many women prefer to buy special Brazilian Butt Lift compression garments online before the surgery. This is a great idea but make sure you check with your surgeon to ensure you are buying the correct one.
You will be monitored in the recovery area for about an hour before being discharged home. The supportive garment must be worn for 4 weeks, and you must avoid any strenuous activities. In addition, don’t perform any exercises that could put stress on the healing incisions. Pressure is the worst enemy of the transferred fat. Therefore it is very important to not lay directly on the buttocks for 3 weeks. This means laying on the abdomen or on the side.
After 3-7 days, you will return to the surgeon’s office so sutures and bandages can be removed. You cannot soak in tub, swim, or go in a sauna until all wounds have healed. To prevent complications, you are encouraged to move about your home, and you need to use a donut cushion to relieve pressure from the healing buttocks.
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